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Avnesh Kumari
- - Joined February 25, 2021
Main Expertise
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Other expertise
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Highest Educational Qualification
Doctorate or higher
Biographical Info
Dr. Avnesh Kumari (DOB: 15-07-1976; POB: Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India) obtained her MSc (Hons.) Chemistry in 2001 and PhD in 2007 from the Department of Chemistry, Panjab University, Chandigarh. Subsequently, she worked as post-doctoral fellow at CSIR-IHBT, Palampur (2008-2010). She joined CSIR-Institute of Himalayan Bioresource Technology, Palampur in 2011 and presently working there as Assistant Professor and Senior Technical Officer (2). She has been working in the area of nanobiology and electron microscopy. In nanobiology, her main work is on the improvement of solubility, bioavailability and efficacy of important phytomolecules possessing activities like antioxidant, antimicrobial and anticancer. Secondly, she has been working on isolation of nanocellulose from different plant species and using them in different applications. She has published 49 research articles in peer reviewed journals, 5 international patents (1 granted and 4 filed) and 12 book chapters so far. Early in her career, she was a recipient of JRF and SRF fellowships from CSIR, India. She is also recipient of CSIR Quick Hire Scientist Fellow scheme. She later received a DST-Women scientist scheme -A postdoctoral fellowship. She has served as reviewer for several journals and is a life member of several scientific societies.